I closed the previous post with an expression of optimism regarding our new Monday/Wednesday sitter. That was right after both of her regular visits last week. Thursday, I got a call from the agency that our Friday sitter couldn’t make it and that Cindy, the M/W sitter, was able to come. I thought that was good since that would mean Kate would have three consecutive visits her. Although she can’t remember her sitters by name, she does sense some familiarity over time.
That visit went especially well. When Kate heard her say goodbye, she looked sad and said, “You have to go?” Cindy told her she would be back next week. Then Kate said, “I love you.” I usually refer to all the sitters as “friends” when I mention them to Kate. I am hopeful that Cindy may truly be one.